Food Automation & Manufacturing

Dan Stauft
Operational Technology, SugarCreek

After spending 21 years in the automotive manufacturing industry, Dan joined SugarCreek, a privately held food manufacturing company, seven years ago. In his current role, Dan leads the OT side of the Corporate Continuous Improvement (CI) team which is comprised of engineering, IT, maintenance, and operations personnel. Dan’s group is responsible for bringing relevant and actionable data from the plant floor to managers, supervisors and operators in a format that enables effective decision making and problem solving. Prior to joining SugarCreek, Dan spent two years as an engineering manager with Nissan, four years developing effective maintenance processes for all Toyota assembly plants in North America, and 13 years with General Motors in Assembly and Paint manufacturing engineering roles.


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